SYDNEY, New South Wales/Aus (Friday, September 14, 2012) – With a torrent of adolescents leading surfing’s progressive movement, Australian Taj Burrow, 34, is one veteran who has maintained a status as one of surfing’s most innovative names. With the ASP Top 34 descending upon arguably the world’s most high-performance wave of Lower Trestles, STAB Magazine had a brief chat with Burrow on what to expect at the upcoming Hurley Pro at Trestles this year.
Stab: Last year, the move of the event looked to be Julian’s varial. What do you think it will be this year? And, by who?
Taj: I don’t think it will be just one incredible move, but a combo. An incredible combo. It’ll be something ridiculous off the take-off, a whole bunch of turns in the middle and then something ridiculous to close. I’m sure that’ll be the biggest highlight of the contest. I’m predicting it’s going to be hard to get scores this event and that’s the toughest thing to do, the big combos…
Between 2010 and 2011, boards seemed to lose an inch or an inch and a half, which revealed itself at Trestles. Do you think there is any dramatic change like that this year? Nah, I don’t think so this year. Nothing I can notice.
What percentage of the surfers will be riding Mayhems this year?
For the full interview with TB log on to STAB Magazine.
Watch Burrow compete at the upcoming Hurley Pro at Trestles, beginning Sunday, September 16, 2012!